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“Cracking day out”
Review of Conkers

Conkers
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Brilliant day out, cannot complain with the £7 entry and that is the only expense, there's lots to do with and indoor play area, outdoor park, 18 obstacle assault course, bare foot walk and plenty more. Its a good day out and my niece and nephew (4&9) loved it.

Thank Travelling_dave_123
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

A great place to meet up with young family. Ideal place for youngsters to be outside and burn off energy. Would like to see better choice of healthy food but pizza went down well ! The staff running the trains were so kind and helpful and had a great influence on our day at Conker

Thank astrantiamajor
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Conkers ought to be amazing - the setting is beautiful and unusually for a country park, there are also indoor activities. Unfortunately the whole place just seemed slightly faded and half-hearted. Some of the kiosks were closed, and those that were open closed halfway through the afternoon - and this was August Bank Holiday Sunday! The signage was poor and the visitor map tricky to follow, which meant we kept getting lost which was frustrating, and once found, the activities weren't always well-presented. (The stories in the fairy maze were printed on card which was very worn and weathered)

My children (7 & 9) enjoyed the indoor Enchanted Forest but unfortunately the interactive floor wasn't working. The also liked the train and the outdoor playground, and we spent a pleasant half hour building dens in the woods. The woodland creatures show was pitched very young (best suited to pre-schoolers) and did not really sustain attention and the assault course was mostly too difficult to be fun. The barefoot walk was a fun novelty, but there needs to be slightly more ample cleaning & drying off facilities for afterwards as we nearly got as muddy in there as going round! The toilet facilities in the main building also left a bit to be desired ...

Its probably the place to take a picnic (and possibly bikes ...) as the restaurant fare is pretty uninspiring (and not that cheap). Shame they don't offer a proper cream tea (not a pre-packed plastic one!) in the lakeside cafe as it looked like a nice spot.

All in all, its OK for a day out with children, but expensive for what it is (we had vouchers with Leicestershire's excellent 'Stay Play and Explore' scheme). If you have the choice, go up the road to Snibston.

1  Thank LS1964
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Fantastic day out with our wonderful daughter-in-law and beautiful grandchildren. Had great fun. Lots to do. Our grandchildren aged almost 5 and 11 particularly enjoyed the train to the play area and I enjoyed the slides!!

Thank Yvonne S
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

My kids loved their day out at Conkers - lots of space to run around in, difficult climbing frames (should have been for teenagers, but it didn't stop my two!) a good park and a steam train. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and overall we did have fun.

I do have a few concerns though - we paid full price for entry (£28), but half the attractions and all of the kiosks were shut. The map you get on entry doesn't go into enough detail and is a bit misleading (ie - it looks like you can walk from the play park back to the main entrance if you look at the map, but the path is actually outside the perimeter fence) and some of the outdoor interactive items were broken - which is a real shame because they would have been good fun.

The indoor activities are very good (especially the tree-tops bit near the main entrance! Very atmospheric and a bit spooky!) and this is great if you go on a rainy day, but I would have liked more outdoor items as it is in the New Forest.

Conkers does also have a great yearly membership offer (£70 atm for a family of 4 and you get your entry fee refunded if you take out the membership on the day you visit).

Overall we did have fun, but to get 5* Conkers needs to improve on it's sign posting, have better communication and discount days if not everything is going to be open, have a really good tidy up and good maintenance of it's interactive items.

Thank Pamgibson
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